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Don't miss the launch of Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist: A Memoir by N Chabani Manganyi

Invitation to the launch of Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist

Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist: A MemoirYou are invited to join Wits University Press at the CIRCA Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg for the launch of Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist: A Memoir by N Chabani Manganyi.

The event will take place tomorrow (Saturday, 25 June). The author and book will be introduced by Grahame Hayes, founding editor of the journal PINS (Psychology in Society) and retired academic.

Don’t miss it!

Prof Manganyi’s thoughtful and meticulous account of what it has meant to become South Africa’s first black psychologist is particularly relevant for our times. Sadly, the issues of violence, injustice and trauma are still with us. Manganyi’s work offers the possibility that a different legacy could prevail – that of a commitment to truth, and a clear vision of what it means to value the humanity of others, as well as of oneself.

- Shayleen Peekes, psychologist

Chabani Manganyi is that rare thing in South Africa – a genuine and independent intellectual.

- Tim Couzens, author

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Fascinating conversation about the life of Emily Hobhouse at the launch of Robert Eales's The Compassionate Englishwoman

Robert Eales

The Kalk Bay Books launch of The Compassionate Englishwoman: Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War by Robert Eales was a well-attended event, with local history buffs enjoying listening to and engaging with the author.

Eales is South African, and visited from Australia to launch this inspiring and comprehensive account on a country-wide tour.

On his retirement in 2005 from a career in business, Eales pursued his passion for research, writing about the Anglo-Boer War. He focused on the Free State, surrounding the city of Bloemfontein, where he went to school and from where his own ancestors hailed. Eales’s presentation to the Australian Boer War Study Group’s 20th Anniversary Conference in Melbourne in 2013 led to the publication of this book.

Robert Eales and Elizabeth van HeyningenThe Compassionate EnglishwomanEales was joined by the historian Elizabeth van Heyningen, with whom he had been in correspondence for many years. Her research and book The Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War had richly informed Eales’s own, though he asserted his was a popular writing of the narrative and not an academic one.

Eales and Van Heyningen met for the first time, face to face, and enjoyed a fascinating conversation about the life of Emily Hobhouse. Van Heyningen reflected on the humanitarian and political role Hobhouse had played. She asked Eales what personal dynamics had driven Hobhouse to get involved in consciousness raising and protest against Roberts, Kitchener, Brodrick and Milner.

At the age of 39, Hobhouse’s father had passed away and she was free to reinvent herself. She had lived a sheltered life as the daughter of an Anglican priest but, without hesitation, she took up the cause of the Boer women and children who were suffering atrocious conditions in the camps.

Van Heyningen praised the accessible and readable text of the The Compassionate Englishwoman, expressing the hope that this powerful narrative will be rediscovered. For Eales, the significance of telling this story beyond the borders of South Africa remains utterly relevant when the global humanitarian crisis of refugees faces us. “It behoves us as a species to hold powerful individuals accountable for human suffering,” he said.

Liesl Jobson (@LieslJobson) tweeted live from the event:


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Nommer vyftig vir Toperkoper Dina Botha

Nommer vyftig vir Toperkoper Dina Botha

Droom saam met myDina Botha moet een van die mees suksesvolle Suid-Afrikaanse skrywers wees. Kyk net na hierdie statistiek.

Sedert 1 Maart 2013 het Nielsen BookData 167 weeklikse topverkoperlyste uitgereik. In hierdie 167 weke was Dina Botha 136 keer in die Top 100 vir fiksieverkope in Suid-Afrika. Jip, 136 uit 176! Om op hierdie lys te kom, ding ’n skrywer mee met alle outeurs van reg oor die wêreld, nie net Suid-Afrikaners nie.

Dina het in dié tydperk 60 keer die Top 40 gehaal en was nie minder nie as 24 keer in die top 20.

As kind het sy naarstiglik Ena Murray gelees. Vandag pluk Dina die vrugte. Sy is ongetwyfeld die nuwe koninging van die liefde.

Droom saam met my is Romanza nommer 50 vir Dina Botha.

Dit is vyftig Romanzas in tien jaar.

Dan het sy boonop ses Superromanzas ook al geskryf.

Ons vier haar sukses op Donderdag 30 Junie om 10:30. Sou jy dalk wil inloer? Dit sal lekker wees as jy hierdie wonderlike skrywer saam met ons kom vier.


  • Datum: Donderdag, 30 Junie 2016
  • Tyd: 10:30 vir 11:00
  • Plek: Alkantrant Biblioteek
    Hoek van Lynnburn en Daventryweg
    Lynnwood | Padkaart
  • RSVP: LAPA Uitgewers,, 012 358 9671


Join Alex Eliseev at Exclusive Books for the launch of Cold Case Confession: Unravelling the Betty Ketani Murder

Invitationto the launch of Cold Case Confession: Unravelling the Betty Ketani Murder by Alex Eliseev

Cold Case Confession: Unravelling the Betty Ketani MurderExclusive Books and Pan Macmillan take great pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Cold Case Confession: Unravelling the Betty Ketani Murder by Alex Eliseev.

Eliseev is an award-winning journalist and editor at Eyewitness News. Cold Case Confession is his hotly anticipated new book, and is included in the 2016 Homebru Selection.

The launch will take place at Exclusive Books Hyde Park on Thursday, 23 June. Don’t miss it!

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Sign up for a week-long creative writing workshop with Zukiswa Wanner at Bridge Books

London – Cape Town – JoburgRefilweMaid in SAMen of the SouthBehind Every Successful ManThe Madams

Zukiswa Wanner will be hosting a short story workshop at Johannesburg’s newest independent bookshop, Bridge Books.

The workshop will take place from Monday, 8 August to Thursday, 11 August (including the Women’s Day public holiday) and costs R1,500 for the week. Interested writers should email Wanner their draft in advance.

By the end of the workshop you should have a polished story, ready for submission to a competition or publication.

More from Bridge Books:

“I don’t really understand a novel,” Alice Munro once said in an interview. “I don’t understand where the excitement is supposed to come in a novel, and I do in a story. There’s a kind of tension that if I’m getting a story right I can feel right away, and I don’t feel that when I try to write a novel. I kind of want a moment that’s explosive, and I want everything gathered into that.”

Some writers look at short stories as a sort of warm up lap, before they plunge into a novel. But short stories present their own unique challenges, and require a certain set of skills to master. For readers, short stories also bring special joys.

Acclaimed writer Zukiswa Wanner will spend one week at Bridge Books working with a group of 10 writers on perfecting their short stories. To get the most out of the workshop, writers should have a draft or at least a premise of a story. The drafts will be emailed to Zuki by 24 July, so that she can prepare to mentor each writer and facilitate a group discussion productively.

By the end of the week, writers should have a polished story ready for submission to contests and publications. Bridge Books will help with contacts for literary magazines and contests, so that writers can find a home their work. If writers are willing, the stories will also be published on the Bridge Books website.

There’s no preconditions for joining the workshop: just a desire to write, to work hard at writing, and to have fun doing it.

Please note that the workshop runs during the Women’s Day public holiday.

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  • Date: Monday, 8 August to Thursday, 11 August 2016
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Venue: Bridge Books
    85 Commissioner Street
    Johannesburg (On the Mezzanine at the City Central food hall) | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Zukiswa Wanner
  • Cover charge: R1,500
  • RSVP: Bridge Books,, 079 708 4461
  • More information: Bridge Books

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Kom vier die bekendstelling van Tuisland by Karin Brynard

Uitnodiging na die bekendstelling van Tuisland


TuislandPenguin Random House nooi u hartlik uit na die boekbekendstelling van Tuisland deur Karin Brynard.

Brynard sal in gesprek wees met Hanlie Retief, met spesiale gaskunstenaar Laurinda Hofmeyr.

Moenie dit misloop nie!


  • Datum: Dinsdag, 21 Junie 2016
  • Tyd: 6:30 PM vir 7:00 PM
  • Plek: Die Boer
    6 Chenowethstraat
    Durbanville | Padkaart
  • Verversings: Wyn en versnaperings sal bedien word
  • RSVP: Lorienne Brown,, 011 327 3550